Dickey's Barbecue Opens on Post
Published: 03 Sep 2015
Barbecue is now available on Fort Leonard Wood.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit officially opened Aug. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Exchange Food Court.
This is the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open on a military installation.
“We are very glad to offer this new facility at the Exchange,” said David Swenson, Fort Leonard Wood Exchange general manager. “We are very excited to have them on Fort Leonard Wood.”
Col. Andy Herbst, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, assisted in the ribbon cutting.
“This is important to our Soldiers and our Family members, to (have) quality food.” He said having good dining options help contribute to Soldiers’ and Family members’ well-being.
“We really are happy to have Dickey’s here,” he said.
Danessa Williams is the franchise owner of the new location. She already operates a Dickey’s restaurant in Lebanon and is now excited to bring the business to the fort.
“Fort Wood is a great, diverse location with Families from around the country,” Williams said. “These military Families are looking for a taste of home away from home, and I am happy to serve those who are serving our country.”
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has more than 500 locations across the U.S. – eight of which are in Missouri, said Roland Dickey, Jr., Dickey’s CEO.
“We look forward to opening our first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on a military installation so that we can bring Texas-style, slow-smoked barbecue directly to the people who protect our freedom, and we are grateful for their service,” he said.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the first 50 guests received gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, the restaurant gave away goodies and merchandise and even had a radio station on-site Saturday to cap off the three-day celebration.